Find the free nacho chips at Mexican restaurants hard to resist? Keep in mind that that every 15 chips equals 200 calories. Plus, with every dip of guacamole you are adding on an extra 35 calories to your total—that adds up to 675 calories for 15 chips, before you have even ordered your dinner!
Switch the chips and gauc out for a tortilla (100 calories) with salsa (10 calories in two tablespoons) for a guilt-free starter. Then have an appetizer like black bean soup, which is flavorful and has 8 grams of filling fiber. Your best bet for entrees are those that are grilled and combine vegetables and lean protein. Avoid diet pit falls like nachos grande (beef, guacamole, nacho cheese, and sour cream) which can set you back 1,400 calories. Even a seemingly small quesadilla can contain upwards of 500 calories. A healthy and satisfying choice is chicken or shrimp fajitas. Instead of filling your tortilla with fattening condiments, add bulk to your meal with peppers and onions.